Submitted by Stephanie Burke, on behalf of Anne Burnett, Chair
Attendees: Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Mark Engsberg, Stephanie Burke
Three main topics were discussed:
Migrating the FCIL website to the AALLnet server: the group talked about using templates to make it easier to add content; the committee will write or obtain for AALL the instructions for uploading to the AALLnet server; several people should have access to server to share workload; the committee will create web guidelines, including timetables for updating and checking links; Stephanie will check on possibility of link checking software available through AALLnet; talked about the techstuff lsitserv and subscriptions. Stephanie is currently subscribed and can forward messages to anyone interested. The techstuff listserv is for AALLnet webmasters to share information. The FCIL newsletter section of the website is already on AALLnet, so FCIL already has an account. Although AALLnet experienced many technical problems over the past year or two, it seems to have stabilized and the current uploading software system has been relatively stable.
FCIL website content: The group talked about what content would be useful on the website, including basic research guides, linking to other resources which are already available; info on FCIL careers; how to get involved with the SIS’ networking link; the “Sources of Assistance: Foreign and International Law Librarians Willing To Help Non-Experts” (http://www.oceanalaw.com/default.asp) list posted directly on FCIL site, rather than the Oceana site; adding a separate mini guide of experts specifically available to mentor and assist librarians starting in the field of FCIL. The group thought the website was a great resource for those who are new to FCIL librarianship, especially those who are the only specialist at their institution.
PR for FCIL website: The group talked about publicizing the website, and its content via listservs, chapter and SIS newsletters, Spectrum articles, etc.
Recruit volunteers to create and update content on FCIL site
• Recruit volunteers to assist with transition of files form UGA site to AALLnet
• Recruit volunteers to add to list of mentors or willing to offer assistance for new FCIL librarians
• Form subgroup to work on PR for website
• Solicit suggestions from FCIL membership re: content they would like to see on website